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    Procedure to restore deleted .plist file on Mac OS X?

    I have mistakenly deleted the .plist file on my mac machine, and now everything seems working very bad. Many of the applications data is missed and am unable to open few applications, and also the user settings were reset to the default settings. What should I do now to restore the deleted files.

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    arunwillbe1 Array
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    Re: Procedure to restore deleted .plist file on Mac OS X?

    Hi friend,

    Don't worry about this you can restore the deleted the .plist files on your mac.For this you need to follow the below instructions.

    +++ Steps to restore the deleted .plist files in your mac device :

    1. First of all turn on the mac system.

    2. After turn on refresh the system and tap the recycle bin folder from home screen.

    3. After tapping a new window will open with deleted apps and files.

    4. Among this find and select the .list file.

    5. Now tap the options by right click on the mouse.

    6. You will see the restore option in options.So,tap it.

    7. SO,tap the restore option and conform it.After restore you will see the deleted files again in mac where you deleted first.

    Thank you........................

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    Re: Procedure to restore deleted .plist file on Mac OS X?

    If your file is also removed from the recycle bin then it can be restore by default restore technique.

    =) So the below is the process to restore the file:

    =) Now go to the “Options” and then select a Destination.

    =) Then select the “Erase and Install” option and then press on “Continue.”

    =) After continuing you select the “Basic Install” option.

    =) It will take time but finally your Mac Book will be default restored.

    =) And your plist file is restore.


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    Re: Procedure to restore deleted .plist file on Mac OS X?

    Hello Dear Friend ..


    Kindly follow the below steps

    First of all Navigate to the GO menu

    Then click on the " Option " key

    After that go to the Library folder

    Drag the little folder at the top of finder window

    there you can access the Hidden Files

    You will have to click on the " Show " option

    Click it



    ALL THE VERY GOOD LUCK


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    Re: Procedure to restore deleted .plist file on Mac OS X?

    Hello Friend

    First of all
    "Turn on " your computer.

    Now its take some time to
    "reboot".

    After Rebooting the
    "Desk top" will be open

    Now you will select the
    "RECYCLE BIn".

    Now select the .
    Plist files in the "Recycle BIN".

    Then click the Right click on the
    .Plist files

    And finally select the
    restore button.

    Now it comes it place
    Again.Note-:But you have deleted recycle bin or You have pressed shift +del it not come again.

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    Re: Procedure to restore deleted .plist file on Mac OS X?

    Mac application preference setting mostly store in plist file.
    plist file can be open in any format either XML or binary format.you can also convert benary format to XML format.
    plist file in binary format for faster applications.
    now you want to restore the plist file which is deleted.
    here , you can recover the plist file in your Mac device if you not deleted plist from trash.
    if you also delete the plist file , then you can not recover the plist file.

    Restore plist file in Mac

    --> download & install the recover software in your mac device.
    --> Download Mackeeper software & install it in your Mac
    --> Launch recovery tools
    --> open the disk from which you lost the file
    --> start to scan the file
    --> Preview & recover the lost file

    Other data recover software for mac

    --> Wonder data recovery
    --> Testdisk
    --> Photorec
    --> Steller Phoenix
    --> Minitool

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    Re: Procedure to restore deleted .plist file on Mac OS X?

    You can restore your deleted files as per your need in the Mac OX X.

    **Go to Start menu and click the icon recycle bin.

    **After clicking you will get all deleted files.

    **Click your needed file which can be restored.

    **You wiil get option restore then click.

    Your probleb solved.

    Thank You,

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    Re: Procedure to restore deleted .plist file on Mac OS X?

    HELLO SIR,

    FIRST OF ALL YOU HAVE TO SEE THE VIDEO FOR THE SOLUTION TO YOUR QUERY.

    SEE THE VIDEO::::::::>>>>>>>



    IF YOU WILL NOT GET FROM THE VIDEO THEN SEE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO SOLVE OUT YOUR QUERY.

    GO TO THE MENU.

    TAP ON THE RECYCLE BEAN.

    THEN TAP ON THE OPTION OF FILE THAT YOU WANT TO RECOVER.

    THEN TRAP ON THE RESTORE.

    THAT'S IT.

    THANK YOU.

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    Re: Procedure to restore deleted .plist file on Mac OS X?

    my dear friend

    follow the procedure to restore delete plist file in your mac

    1* first go to menu and tap to the recycle bin.

    2*after then tapping there you will get all deleted files.

    3* now select the file which can be restored.

    4*then tap to option and select restore then tap it.

    5* and it done


    hope this information help you

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    Re: Procedure to restore deleted .plist file on Mac OS X?

    hi,

    to do so follow as :
    1 open the home screen menu.
    2 now go to the recycle bin.
    3 open it.
    4 now you will see all the deleted files.
    5 select the desired file .
    6 and then go to the option and select the restore option.
    that`s it.

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    Re: Procedure to restore deleted .plist file on Mac OS X?

    Hi,
    It is possible to restore the delete plist files in mac system.Do the below things for restore
    Tap the power on button to turn on the mac system.After turn on refresh the home screen of mac after turn on.Now on home screen you will see the different folders and application icons.Among this find and select the recycle bin folder.After select tap the options by right click on the mouse.In options you will see the different options tap the explore option.After tapping the explore recycle bin folder will open.After open here you will see the all delete files and applications.Among this select the plist file to restore again.After selecting double tap on it now it will ask to restore selected file.SO,tap the restore option.After restore go to the place where you previously deleted this file and check over their the plist file is restored or not.

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    abhijeet2015 Array
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    Re: Procedure to restore deleted .plist file on Mac OS X?

    Hi......,

    I am assuming that you are deleted from Library.
    Preference are loaded when the application is loaded.
    So if the application is running you will need to quit it and and open it again to see the changes.
    To have the OS preference take the values of the plist that you just put back, logout and log in back.

    -- Data Rescue 3 can restore the deleted data if the area on the drive has not been overwritten.
    -- You can also use a backup if created.

    Thanks

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